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West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support

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Address

Units 2a Dobies Business Park

Lillyhall West

Workington

Cumbria

CA14 4HX

Telephone 01900 67167
Website Address

www.freedom-project-west-cumbria.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday- Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 8pm

Friday- Sunday Closed

 

West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support (WCDVS) was established in October 1997 by a team of professionals who had been involved with domestic violence issues within the area for many years – evolving from 2 volunteers into a dedicated team of professional people who provide a specialist service for domestic abuse. This is achieved through the provision of a full advocacy and support service, including a confidential telephone helpline, ongoing professional counselling and family relationship training for victims/survivors, perpetrators their children, families, including parents, siblings and extended family and friends.

 

Domestic violence is ageless, race-less and there is no level of education, effecting men, women, children, the elderly, people with learning difficulties and disabled people. Domestic abuse frequently runs in families, from generation to generation and we have used our experiences over the past 13 years to develop programmes designed to make a lasting difference to people’s lives with the ultimate aim of breaking the cycle of violence.

 

Victims also have the support of a fully trained volunteer who befriends the family and helps with transport and childcare needs.

 

We work and liaise closely with professionals from other agencies who interests overlap ours.

We also train frontline health staff in the early detection of domestic violence, and the police in understanding the dynamics of abusive relationships and dysfunctional families. We are trying to bring domestic violence out into the open by getting out into the community with our awareness raising and poster campaigns.

 

How do I refer to this organisation ?

Referrals can be made to WCDVS via phone, e-mail or letter.

 

We then send a referral form by post or e-mail to the referrer, as this is the person who must fill out the form. Please note if this is a referral regarding a child, the parental consent form must be signed by a parent or carer.

 

Once we receive the referral we aim to action and arrange a first assessment appointment within 2 weeks.